Saturday, March 24, 2012

Six of the Best 236

Charles Bradlaugh - a great
"When Mr Osborne sat down yesterday, he had pulled off quite a political coup – winning huge cheers from both Lib Dems and Conservatives, while leaving Labour looking wrong-footed and irrelevant." David Laws writes about the Budget for the Daily Telegraph.

Greg Mulholland, Lib Dem MP for Leeds North West, has tabled a parliamentary motion calling on the government to address the awarding of unwarranted bonuses and financial rewards in the pubs industry.

A noisy demonstration frightened constituents away from an advice surgery, complains John Hemming (Lib Dem MP for Birmingham Yardley).

Amy Goodman on TruthDig writes about the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Lawyers' Secular Society offers a history of secularism in the UK.

"Playing Martin Bashir to Amir’s Diana, Atherton’s questioning of the young bowler constituted less a searching cross-examination than a series of gentle prompts to allow Amir to tell his story in what turned out to resemble a soft-soap PR exercise designed specifically to aid in the young bowler’s rehabilitation." Leg Side Filth questions Michael Atherton's willingness to see the best in his interviewee Mohammad Amir, the Pakistani cricketer banned from the game for spot-fixing.

1 comment:

Mark said...

David Laws seems to have been listening to a totally different speech to every political commentator.

There's wishful thinking, and then there's and self delusion...